Public programming at the Center draws on the diverse and rich resources of Reid Hall, the Columbia Campus, Global Centers network, Paris, and Europe, at large, to create a productive space of intellectual exploration and inquiry. The programming staff seek to foster a “third space” of encounter, one that resists easy categorization, and seize on the freedom such a space offers by bringing together a diverse audience to address urgent, contemporary global issues through creative, intellectually enriching, rigorous, and open dialogue. The Center strives to attract & activate an audience comprised of engaged individuals who seek intellectual challenges. The Center is especially interested in attracting students, young scholars and budding creators, both as program participants and as members of the public. In addition to continuing the legacy of the World Writers’ Festival, the Paris Center organizes its programming around several rubrics and themes including:
The Fellows of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination present their work in the series Wednesdays at the Institute / Les mercredis de l’Institut.
This fall the Paris Center offers a rich program of cultural events open to students and the public. Organized around the theme “borderline,” the events will challenge our understanding of the boundaries, often subjective, that structure our relationships to each other and the world.
As tensions between Russia and the West reach new lows, the Harriman Institute asks: “What role does the academy play in our current attempts to understand each other?”
State of Grace Rencontre 2016: Bernard Plattner, Renzo Piano Building Workshop & Philip Wilson, SPATIALE ingénierie
"Des poupées noires, culture matérielle, représentations et résistances africaines-américaines (1840-1940)"
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